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Carlos Gonzalez back into action Wednesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Rockies ailing right fielder Carlos Gonzalez is back in the lineup for the Thursday game against the host Cubs. He missed the Wednesday clash with an ankle injury sustained at his home Saturday.

Gonzalez hopes he can pick up the production. He hasn't had a multi-hit game since before the All-Star break.

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Report: Red Sox close to dealing John Lackey to NL team
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Red Sox are close to dealing starting pitcher John Lackey to a National League team, according to ESPN. The Cardinals and Dodgers are the teams rumored to be involved in a trade for Lackey.

Though, a source told FOX Sports the Dodgers are not trading for Lackey.

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Report: Royals, Braves still in running for Chris Denorfia
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

The market for Padres outfielder Chris Denorfia is headed by the Royals and Braves, according to the Tacoma News-Tribune.

The 34-year-old Denorfia has lost significant playing time recently due to a lack of productivity. He has just one home run, 16 RBI and 25 runs scored in 248 at-bats.

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Report: Braves, Royals leading pack for Chris Denorfia
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Padres are expected to move outfielder Chris Denorfia by Thursday's 4 p.m. trade deadline, and the New York Post names the Royals and Braves as the current leaders for his services.  

Denorfia is hitting .242/.293/.319 in 248 at-bats this season. 

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Report: Bevy of teams eyeing Alex Rios
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Several teams have expressed an interest in Rangers right fielder Alex Rios, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Among them are the Mariners, Indians, Giants, Royals and Reds.

Rios has experienced a serious power outage this season with four home runs in 394 at-bats. But he still owns a strong stat line of .304/.335/.430. His batting average has been above .300 since May 20 and he has racked up 22 doubles and eight triples.

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Blue Jays recalling Chad Jenkins
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Blue Jays recalled pitcher Chad Jenkins from Triple-A Buffalo Thursday according to SportsNet.CA, though a corresponding move is not yet known.

Jenkins was sent down earlier in the month, after posting a 3.72 ERA in 19 1/3 innings with the Blue Jays. 

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Report: Dodgers trying hard to acquire Joaquin Benoit
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Dodgers are trying hard to acquire Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

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Source: 70 percent chance John Lackey gets traded
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Red Sox continue to work out a trade involving starting pitcher John Lackey, according to The Boston Globe. A source said there is a 70 percent chance the veteran pitcher will be traded by Thursday's non-waiver deadline.

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Royals checking in on Jorge De La Rosa's availability
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Though the Rockies do not seem interested in moving him, the Royals have checked in on the availability of pitcher Jorge De La Rosa, according to FOXSports.com Thursday.

With the deadline looming later in the day, the Royals are looking to add a starting pitcher to the rotation. The Rockies have reportedly been lukewarm about the idea of moving De La Rosa, who has a 4.20 ERA in 122 innings this season. 

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Report: Twins working on exension with Kurt Suzuki
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki has been mentioned in trade rumors leading up to the deadline, but the team has actually been busy working to get him a contract extension, according to FOXSports.com.

Suzuki was an All-Star this season and is hitting .304/.367/.386 while working on one-year deal. According to the report, there is a "reasonable chance" the extension gets done and Suzuki is not traded. 

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